Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

country rank  577
world rank  1578

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University Overview

Established in 1912, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Winona (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Twin Cities. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 108 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SMU
Founded 1912
Motto Virtus et Scientia
Virtue and Knowledge
Colours Red, white and navy

University Location

Address 700 Terrace Heights
Winona (population range: 10,000-49,999)
55987-1399 Minnesota
United States
T +1 (507) 457 1600
F +1 (507) 457 6917
Other locations Twin Cities

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 700 Terrace Heights, #34
Winona 55987-1399
+1 (507) 457 1450
800 635 5987

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Lasallian -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education IACBE
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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